Last week, we shared about how petite Hannah poured out her woes which she faced when wearing and choosing her wedding gown. Today, we invited Jessica who has similar woes but only thing is that, they apply to tall brides.
Now you see, similar like Hannah, Jessica is not your usual average 1.6m tall (or short for that matter) bride-to-be. She has a height of 1.75m which is over and above most of us ladies. No doubt, she is frustrated when choosing her wedding gown. However,she does has some useful tips to share with fellow tall brides to minimize that frustration!
Aloha everyone! I am Jessica and yes, I am very well looked-up to, literally. I read Hannah’s musings in the previous blog post and thought that her tips seem to be very handy.
It is quite uncommon to see tall brides in Singapore. Most Singaporean brides are pretty tiny in frame, which makes me stand out…literally as well. Therefore, I thought that brides who are labelled as ‘giants’, ‘tallie’, ‘giraffe’ and what nots, would most probably be very interested and curious to know what other fellow tallies (by the way, this is just a slang!) are facing too. Most importantly, if they have useful tips they could share and relate to…
Tall Bride Wedding Gown Woes #1 : My Wedding Gown Is Too Short
Similar to petite brides, the most frustrating woe that a tall bride face is the length of the wedding gown. Whenever I put on a beautiful wedding gown, the hem of the wedding gown simply ‘floats’, just before it reaches the ground. Worse still, for brides who are taller than me, the hem of their wedding gown may end near their ankles, which looks kind of weird. After all, it is every bride’s dream (or maybe just mine? I am not sure about that) to wear a wedding gown that flows nicely onto the ground, like a princess.
But not with me. I feel like an overgrown child in my wedding gown. Doesn’t sound like something brides want to feel on their wedding day huh?
Tall brides like me would empathize the feeling of as if you are wearing your little sister’s dress and you look wwwaaaayyyy overgrown. Sometimes, I feel like the great hulk (without the green skin bleargh) and the shortness of the gown makes look a lot bigger. This can easily translate into ‘fat’ or, for the sake of niceness, ‘big-boned’ for most women.
As with petite brides’ woes, your best bet would be to customise your own wedding gown. Just let your bridal consultant know that you would like to make-to-measure your wedding gowns because of your height. But honestly speaking, a professional bridal consultant should be expected to propose a make-to-measure option for a tall bride on the first meetup.
Tall Bride Wedding Gown Woes #2 : Can I Still Wear Wedding Heels?
For petite brides, wedding heels can easily help increase your height (although the option starts from 5 inch heels, which look dangerous in my honest opinion). However, what about for tall brides? Can we still wear them or must we sacrifice and give them up for flats?
Rejoice, heel-diggers! Because the truth is, you need not give them up, you just have to find the correct and appropriate height of your wedding heels. Low wedding heels can look equally gorgeous too!
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However, if comfort is more your cup of tea, then choose to wear flats instead! If you are torn between the two, then consider wearing your low wedding heels for the wedding ceremony and switch to your comfortable pair of flats for the wedding reception or if you are going to dance! It’s your BIG day so it’s entirely up to you!
But you might be thinking, what if you end looking taller than the groom? In no way are we indicating any form of sexism, like how all grooms should be taller than the brides! If both parties are alright with whatever, then go ahead with the heels. But in a case where grooms do feel conscious about their height, then he can opt for slip-ins in his shoes in boost his height. It is almost like wearing heels but it is hidden in the shoes!
Tall Bride Wedding Gown Woes #3 : Are There Any Bridal Hairstyles Which I Should Avoid?
I have flipped several bridal magazines, and I always thought that the clean cut look with the high bun looked really classy. The thing is, I am worried that this style (and along with voluminous styles) would make me look taller than I already am.
Even tying up a simple ponytail, makes me self conscious when I am walking beside my partner. This may even cause your groom to look shorter than you are, if he already is…and trust me, he would most probably be upset about it. Not that mine is upset to the point of quarrels but it does make him feel a little inferior? Share your comments below if you have a boyfriend who is slightly self conscious!
The easiest solution is to simply choose another hairstyle such as a stunning low hairstyle if you are afraid of the hot and humid weather or just simply let your hair down! With your hair down, it injects more femininity and sweetness too, don’t you think?
Ultimately, the eventual hairstyle should frame your face nicely (and match your wedding gown). For example, if you have a very small face, then letting down your hair might make you appear more dishevelled. Another example related to your wedding gown is how you should not opt for mermaid curls if your wedding gown is leaning towards the glamourous style. If not, it will diminish the alluring factor of your wedding gown.
Even though we tall brides often receive praises for having that ‘model-height’, more often than not, we do have our own woes when choosing our wedding gown too. I hope that my fellow tall brides would be able to relate to my experiences here and that these tips would come in handy for you!
Have an awesome wedding party!
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